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  • Navy Pier gift memorializes family business

    Navy Pier gift memorializes family business
    A Chicago philanthropic family whose scrappy appliance and furniture stores were known for hard bargaining and oddball promotions on Wednesday announced a $20 million gift to Navy Pier Inc., one of the largest donations to a local nonprofit in recent...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line to build two new ships

    Norwegian Cruise Line to build two new ships
    With the success of its latest ships, Norwegian Cruise Line is expanding its fleet again. The line announced it has come to an agreement with German shipbuilder Meyer Werft to build two "Breakaway-Plus" vessels to debut in 2018 and 2019. The 4,200-...
  • Norwegian Cruise Line bans balcony smoking

    Norwegian Cruise Line bans balcony smoking
    Norwegian Cruise Line has become the latest cruise operator to prohibit smoking on stateroom balconies. The Miami-based cruise line announced the update to its smoking policy Wednesday; changes go into effect Nov. 1. In addition to the balcony ban,...
  • On the Spot: Stranded in Florence between Lufthansa and Vayama

    Question: I recently returned from a trip booked through Kayak/Vayama and had a disturbing experience. Last month, we were to travel home from Florence, Italy, by way of Munich, Germany, where we would embark for Los Angeles. Because of problems at the...
  • Shakespeare In The Summer: Mostly Outdoors, As You Like It

    Shakespeare In The Summer: Mostly Outdoors, As You Like It
    Why, this is very midsummer madness. —Olivia, "Twelfth Night," Act 3, Scene 4 There are a slew of Shakespeare shows happening outdoors in Connecticut in July and August. Shall we compare them to a summer's day? Sure, why not? The plays...
  • New chair at Visit Florida has killer whale history

    New chair at Visit Florida has killer whale history
    The new chairman at Visit Florida is no stranger to one of the state’s thorniest tourism controversies: killer whale captivity. Andrew Hertz, president and general manager of the Miami Seaquarium, will take over as chair of the state’s...
  • China's enclave in Canada

    China's enclave in Canada
    If you close your eyes at the Sea Harbour Restaurant for just a few moments, you could swear you're in Hong Kong, as servers and customers exchange rapid-fire Cantonese. When you open them, it's as if you've been teleported to the Pearl of the Orient;...
  • Museum might put you off sushi for a while

    Museum might put you off sushi for a while
    For something educational to do before lunch, I admired bottle after bottle of pickled parasites. Some frilled. Some with suckers. Most hermaphrodite. And all gross. Tokyo's Meguro Parasitological Museum is a research center as well as a tourist...
  • Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle

    Manaus is Brazil's jewel of the Amazon jungle
    It's that special time in the late afternoon when the light turns golden and life seems to move at the pace of a bygone era in the square that anchors this Amazon city's opera house. Children clamor to catch soap bubbles sent aloft by a vendor,...
  • Seniors on the Go: Great cruise deals: Go sooner rather than later

    Seniors on the Go: Great cruise deals: Go sooner rather than later
    If you're looking for a good deal on a cruise, think about the rest of this year. Even cruise line execs admit that the industry is currently doing a lot of discounting, while, at the same time, they tout efforts to "discipline" the marketplace next year....
  • Top Orbitz executive resigns

    Top Orbitz executive resigns
    The No. 2 executive at Chicago-based Orbitz Worldwide left the online travel agency this week for another job. Chris Orton, named chief operating officer in February, left to take the role of chief revenue officer at online sports apparel company...